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Title: Amendments to Title I (LEAA) (Law Enforcement Assistance Administration) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act: Hearing on S. 460, S. 1297, S. 1598, S. 1601, S. 1875, S. 2212, S. 2245, and S. 3043 Before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures, October 2, 8, 9, 22, 2
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 716
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Testimony from Federal legislators and representatives of Federal agencies, State and local agencies, and private organizations pertains to proposed amendments to Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, which has provisions for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA).
Abstract: The hearings do not single out a particular bill but rather focus on the broad subject of LEAA's performance. Overall, the hearings evaluate LEAA and consider what legislative action is appropriate and desired to continue the agency and strengthen its authority to achieve its intended mission. The testimony generally notes that over the 7 years of LEAA's existence, the crime rate throughout the Nation has not decreased but rather increased. Criticisms of LEAA are that it has failed to monitor expenditures and has not established procedures to evaluate the impact of funded programs on crime. Other criticisms concern LEAA funding priorities and internal dissension within LEAA that has prevented effective program implementation. Testimony calls for an increased focus on improving court efficiency. Most witnesses, including the executive branch, support the continuation of LEAA, but with modifications that will streamline its administration and improve the impact of its funding for State and local criminal justice systems. Written statements, letters, and exhibits are provided.
Main Term(s): Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA)
Index Term(s): Federal aid; Funding sources; Intergovernmental relations
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